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Gottland : mostly true stories from half of Czechoslovakia

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 04:00

Author: Szczygieł, Mariusz, 1966-
Published: Brooklyn : Melville House, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Problems with People : Stories

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 04:00

Author: Guterson, David.
Published: New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

The sea garden

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 04:00

Author: Lawrenson, Deborah, author.
Published: New York, N.Y. : Harper, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

Subject without nation : Robert Musil and the history of modern identity

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

Author: Jonsson, Stefan, 1961-
Published: Durham, NC : Duke University Press, 2000.

Currently held at: DUKE

Manufacturing Confucianism : Chinese traditions & universal civilization

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

Author: Jensen, Lionel M.
Published: Durham : Duke University Press, 1997.

Currently held at: DUKE

Origins of modern Japanese literature

Endeca eBooks Last Week - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

Author: Karatani, Kōjin, 1941-
Published: Durham, N.C. : Duke University Press, [1993]

Currently held at: DUKE

The man in the monkeynut coat : William Astbury and the forgotten road to the double-helix

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 00:00

Author: Hall, Kersten T., author.
Published: Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Duke “College”? Our Alma Mater’s Almost Moniker

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 20:58
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A look back in the archives reveals a proposal that, thankfully, went nowhere

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Thu, 08/14/2014 - 17:00
Thu, Aug 14, 2014: 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM Bostock Library Room 026 CIT consultants will be available to answer questions about using

Bento Search Training

Library News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 19:00
Wed, Aug 13, 2014: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)

Bento Search Training

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Wed, Aug 13, 2014: 3:00 PM - 3:30 PM
Bostock Library Room 023 (Library Classroom)

Summer of Campus Construction Nears End

Bogs Featured (for Marine) - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 16:17
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Waterproofing of Rubenstein Library foundation will pause during student move-in

CIT Office Hours

Library News - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 14:00
Wed, Aug 13, 2014: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM Bostock Library Room 026 CIT consultants will be available to answer questions about usi

Duke College?

Rubenstein Technical Services - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 13:30
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Our colleague Mary Mellon is currently reprocessing the Benjamin Duke Papers to provide more refined description. Among the many fascinating pieces of correspondence within the collection, she has found is a letter, dated November 16, 1896, from Trustee A. P. Tyer to Ben Duke. In it, he makes a not-so-modest proposal: that Duke give a $500,000 endowment and that the school be renamed Duke College.

“The only hope that Trinity College has of ever being endowed is found in the Dukes. I therefore ask that you give the College five hundred thousand dollars as endowment and allow the Trustees to name it “Duke College.”

In 1896, the school was just four years old in its new Durham location. There was great concern about longterm viability, despite the generosity of the Duke family up to that point, including providing the funds to bring the school to Durham. $500,000 in 1896 would have been around $13 million in today’s money.

To sweeten the deal, Mr. Tyer added,

“This will forever take away the feeling of uncertainty, make the college an assured success forever, put the Dukes in front of all southern benefactors, largely increase the number of students, bring even a better class of patronage to the college, make it possible for others to give to it, be the greatest monument any southern man will ever build, be a perpetual benefit and blessing to the human family, and constantly glorify God your Father.”

Ben Duke remained a steady and heavily involved benefactor, but never made a gift at the level requested in the letter. The month after this letter was received, Washington Duke, Ben’s father, gave a $100,000 endowment, contingent on women being admitted on equal footing with men. In 1924, Ben’s brother, James B. Duke, established the Duke Endowment, which helped fund a massive expansion of the college, and led to the renaming of the school—not to Duke College, but to Duke University.

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Post contributed by Valerie Gillispie, University Archivist, with assistance from Mary Mellon, Technical Services Intern.

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The great glass sea : a novel

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:00

Author: Weil, Josh.
Published: New York : Grove Press, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

The magician's land : a novel

Endeca Noteworthy Last Month - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:00

Author: Grossman, Lev.
Published: New York : Viking, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Friendship

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:00

Author: Gould, Emily.
Published: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

Midnight in Europe : a novel

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:00

Author: Furst, Alan, author.
Published: New York : Random House, [2014]

Currently held at: DUKE

The magician's land : a novel

Endeca Lilly Current Lit 3 Months - Wed, 08/13/2014 - 04:00

Author: Grossman, Lev.
Published: New York : Viking, 2014.

Currently held at: DUKE

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